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Young Jeezy charged with gun possession

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Aug 27, 2014 | 4:27am EDT

Rapper Young Jeezy has been charged with illegally possessing an assault rifle. The weapon was discovered on the 36-year-old star's tour bus on Sunday (24Aug14) during a raid by police officers investigating a fatal shooting backstage at the rapper's concert with Wiz Khalifa on Friday (22Aug14). Police suspect the rifle was used in the incident and Jeezy, real name Jay Jenkins, and was arrested along with five members of his entourage for possessing the weapon. All six, who were on the bus during the search, were charged because nobody came forward to claim ownership, according to TMZ.com. On Monday (25Aug14), the hip-hop star's bail was set at $1 million (£588,235). Entertainment promoter Eric Johnson, 38, died on Saturday (23Aug14) following the concert shooting in Mountain View, California on Friday night (22Aug14).

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